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Aidas Marcenas, from Six Lithuanian Poets

Pragaro Stalčius

stalčiaus pragaras, kuriame
kenčia seni užrašai, nesudeginti
tekstai, rankraščiai, kurie,
kaip žinia, nedega, meilės laiškai

didelės meilės, arba „būtų labai malonu,
kad pasiieškotum prieglobsčio
ir, susirinkęs daiktus, išsikraustytum“, kenčia

už visas tavo nuodėmes, šūdžiau

Hell's Drawer

in the drawer's hell, where
old notes suffer, unburned
texts, manuscripts, that
as we all know, don't burn, love letters

from a great love, or, letters like "it would be a good thing
if you found a place to go, collected your things,
and moved out," suffer

for all your sins, you shit